British comedy stars Matt Lucas and David Walliams are making an American version of their hit TV sketch LITTLE BRITAIN. The pair will transport existing characters and create new ones for the programme which will air on HBO next year (08). Walliams says, "We're very keen to take Little Britain to as wide an audience as possible. "We are taking some existing characters and writing new material for them, as well as introducing new characters and ideas." HBO Entertainment's senior vice president Nancy Geller says Lucas and Walliams are "two of the most exciting new comedy voices to emerge in recent years".